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What are the literary elements used in the poem? Many thanks!
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Sexton, or Anne Gray Harvey, mixes sarcasm and modern-day perspectives with a traditional Grimm's fairy-tale. Harvey's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is saturated with metaphors, similes and references to twentieth-century understanding and pop-culture (like Little Orphan Annie). It is a bit like a twentieth-century chick-fight with a classic flair. Here are some examples of literary elements used in the poem:
"She was full of life as soda pop" - simile
"Pride pumped in her like poison" - simile
The mirror replies.... - Personification
"The stepmother had a mirror to which she referred--
something like the weather forecast" - simile
". . . and the snakes hung down in loops,/ each a noose for her sweet white neck" - metaphor
"The dwarfs, those little hot dogs," - metaphor
". . . wattled like small czars" - simile
For more information on the poem, see the link below. :)
Posted by tinicraw on March 9, 2012 at 2:43 AM (Answer #1)
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